Alister Chapman

in Godly Ambition

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199773978
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919024 | DOI:

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This chapter describes John Stott's childhood and his education at Rugby School and Cambridge University. It recounts his evangelical conversion and the ways this shaped him. It explores his decision to embrace pacifism and consequent refusal to serve in the military in the Second World War.

Keywords: Stott; John; evangelical; Cambridge University; pacifism; rugby school

Chapter.  9340 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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